01. June 2017 · Comments Off · Categories: Acupressure, Caesarean, Labour

Acupressure could have a role in reducing the rate of caesarean delivery and decreasing the duration of labour, according to Iranian authors. Meta-analysis of 13 studies showed that acupressure increased the chance of vaginal delivery when compared with placebo/no intervention. Acupressure was also found to decrease the duration of the active phase of labour by 1.3 hours and the second stage of labour by 5.8 minutes.
Meta-analysis of the effect of acupressure on duration of labor and mode of delivery. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Oct;135(1):5-10.

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